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Annual Meeting

Trainee Merit Awards

These merit awards recognize the best research presented each year at the SSR Annual Meeting, and the competitions are open to all qualifying SSR Trainee Members, regardless of country of origin. The cash prizes associated with the USDA–NIFA–AFRI and Lalor Awards are intended to defray the cost of traveling to and presenting at the Annual Meeting.

The SSR Awards Committee will review and score abstracts submitted for Trainee Merit Award consideration that meet the criteria for the awards listed below. Finalists/Awardees will be notified of award status approximately 3–5 weeks after the Program Committee has completed the abstract review and program assignments. All finalist/winning abstracts are noted in the Program, and each presenter receives a ribbon identifying him/her as an award finalist/winner and is recognized at a special ceremony at the Annual Meeting.

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Trainee Research Awards

Trainee Research Awards Recognize the three best posters and the three best short oral talk presentations. Supported by SSR.

SSR Trainee Research Awards Platform Competition. New This Year! There will be two platform competitions; one for Pre-Doctoral Finalists and one for Post-Doctoral finalists:

Post-Doctoral finalists will present on Saturday, July 11th at 10:30AM. Pre-Doctoral finalists will present on Saturday, July 11th at 1:30PM. The Awards Committee will select a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winner in each category (Pre-Doctoral and Post-Doctoral).  The SSR Pre-Doctoral Platform Awards are supported by Dr. T. Rajendra Kumar through the Makowski Family Endowment at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.

SSR Trainee Research Awards – Poster Competition will include separate categories for Pre-Doctoral trainees and Post-Doctoral trainees. Poster finalists will present during one of the three Poster Sessions:

  • Friday July 10, 8:00-10:00AM
  • Saturday, July 11, 8:00-10:00AM
  • Sunday, July 12, 8:00-10:00AM

The Awards Committee will select a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winner in each category (Pre-Doctoral and Post-Doctoral).

Qualifications
Trainees named as Finalists for a Trainee Research Award Competition (either Poster or Oral) may also be selected to receive either a Lalor Foundation Merit Award or a USDA–NIFA–AFRI Merit Award.

  1. The candidate must be an SSR Trainee whose membership dues are paid and mentor's signature is on file in the SSR Business Office by the abstract submission deadline February 24, 2020.
  2. The candidate must not have won an SSR Trainee Research Award (1st, 2nd, or 3rd place; Platform or Poster) at the previous SSR Annual Meeting).
  3. The candidate may be a predoctoral trainee, a postdoctoral trainee who has completed a doctoral degree within four years prior to the submission deadline, or a physician-scientist who is currently in a mentored research training program.
  4. The candidate must be submitting an abstract for presentation at the Annual Meeting.
  5. The abstract must be based on work performed primarily by the candidate (presenter) for the award

Apply
Follow these steps while submitting the abstract online:

  1. Select “Call for Abstract”
  2. Select “I am a Trainee”
  3. Select “SSR Trainee Merit Award”
  4. Then select “SSR Trainee Research Award”

Award Criteria
The Awards Committee evaluates all abstracts entered in competition for Trainee Research Awards according to the following criteria:

  1.  Clarity of abstract and the title
  2. Innovation (technical, conceptual)
  3. Scientific rigor in study design and analysis
  4. Overall impact of the work

The Committee selects six finalists per each category (predoctoral/ postdoctoral) to compete for best oral presentation and six finalists per each category (predoctoral/ postdoctoral) for best poster presentation. Finalists are notified by e-mail.

Presentations

Platform Finalists - Finalists will be scheduled for presentation during two separate sessions. Post-Doctoral finalists will present on Saturday, July 11th at 10:30AM. Pre-Doctoral finalists will present on Saturday, July 11th at 1:30PM. The order of presentation in each session will be randomly assigned.  

Poster Finalists – Finalists may also be chosen for Flash Talks and will present their posters during one of the regular poster sessions. Poster finalists will be identified during the poster sessions with a blue ribbon.

The criteria for final evaluation of the presentations are:

  1. Merit of the study
  2. Presentation format
  3. Delivery
  4. Visual aids
  5. Response to questions during discussion

The Awards Committee determines the First- (USD $500), Second- (USD $300), and Third- (USD $200) place winners in each category (Pre-Doctoral and Post-Doctoral); the recipients are recognized at a special ceremony at the Annual Meeting.

USDA-NIFA-ARFI Merit Award

The USDA–NIFA–AFRI Merit Awards recognizes research that most benefits or enhances scientific understanding of reproduction in agriculturally important species. Funding is provided by USDA–NIFA–AFRI.

Qualifications
Abstracts eligible for a USDA–NIFA–AFRI and the Lalor Foundation Merit Award may also be considered for an SSR Trainee Research Award.

  1. The candidate must be an SSR Trainee whose membership dues are paid and mentor's signature is on file in the SSR Business Office by the abstract submission deadline February 24th  2020.
  2. The candidate must be a predoctoral trainee, a postdoctoral trainee who has completed a doctoral degree within four years prior to the submission deadline, or a physician-scientist who is currently in a mentored research training program;
  3. The candidate must be submitting an abstract for presentation at the Annual Meeting.
  4. The abstract must be based on work performed primarily by the candidate for the award (presenter).

Award Criteria
The Awards Committee evaluates all abstracts entered in competition for Trainee Research Awards according to the following criteria:

  •  Clarity of abstract and the title
  • Innovation (technical, conceptual)
  • Scientific rigor in study design and analysis
  • Overall impact of the work
  • USDA–NIFA–AFRI Merit Awards ONLY - Abstracts selected for the USDA–NIFA–AFRI Merit Awards will be based on the “relevance of research to the goal of enhancing understanding of reproduction in agriculturally important species”

Apply
Follow these steps while submitting the abstract online:

  1. Select “Call for Abstract”
  2. The candidate must check “I am a Trainee”
  3. Select “SSR Trainee Merit Award”
  4. Select “USDA-NIFA-AFRI Trainee Merit Award and/or “Lalor Foundation Merit Award

Lalor Foundation Merit Award

The Lalor Foundation Merit Award recognizes the best-researched and most well-presented abstracts. These awards are supported by a grant from The Lalor Foundation.

Qualifications
Abstracts eligible for a USDA–NIFA–AFRI and the Lalor Foundation Merit Award may also be considered for an SSR Trainee Research Award.

  1. The candidate must be an SSR Trainee whose membership dues are paid and mentor's signature is on file in the SSR Business Office by the abstract submission deadline February 24th  2020.
  2. The candidate must be a predoctoral trainee, a postdoctoral trainee who has completed a doctoral degree within four years prior to the submission deadline, or a physician-scientist who is currently in a mentored research training program;
  3. The candidate must be submitting an abstract for presentation at the Annual Meeting.
  4. The abstract must be based on work performed primarily by the candidate for the award (presenter).

Award Criteria
The Awards Committee evaluates all abstracts entered in competition for Trainee Research Awards according to the following criteria:

  • Clarity of abstract and the title
  • Innovation (technical, conceptual)
  • Scientific rigor in study design and analysis
  • Overall impact of the work
Apply

Follow these steps while submitting the abstract online:

  1. Select “Call for Abstract”
  2. The candidate must check “I am a Trainee”
  3. Select “SSR Trainee Merit Award”
  4. Select “Lalor Foundation Merit Award” and/or "USDA-NIFA-AFRI"

Past Trainee Research Platform Awardees

2019 Awardees:

First: Gul Bikem Soygur, University of California, San Francisco
Second:
Xuan Luong, University of California, San Francisco
Third:
Ismael Lamas Toranzo, Instituto Nacional de Investigación y Tecnología Agraria y Alimentaria, Spain

2018 Awardees:

  • First: Andrew Kelleher, University of Missouri, USA
  • Second: Kaori Nozawa, Baylor College of Medicine, USA
  • Third: Patrick Hannon, University of Kentucky, USA


2017 Awardees
:

2017 Winners: Maria M. Szwarc (2nd), Megan A. Sheridan (1st), and Atefeh Abedini (3rd).

  • First: Megan Sheridan, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, USA. Abstract T4.
  • Second: Maria Szwarc, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA. Abstract T6.
  • Third: Atefeh Abedini, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Abstract T3.


2016 Awardees
:

  • First: Fei Zhao, Ph.D. NIEHS, Research Triangle Park, NC, USA. Abstract 174.
  • Second: Pavla Brachova, Ph.D. University of Kansas, Kansas City, KS, USA. Abstract 425.
  • Third: Hao Wu. Nanjing Medical University, Janjing, Jiangsu, China. Abstract 17.



2015 Awardees
:

2015 Winners: Mulin Xiong, Damayanti Chakraborty, Priya Mittal.

  • First: Priya Mittal. Magee-Womens Research Institute, Pittsburgh, PA, USA. Abstract 127.
  • Second: Damayanti Chakraborty, Ph.D. University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS, USA. Abstract 115.
  • Third: Mulin Xiong. Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston MA, USA. Abstract 95.


2014 Awardees

2014 Finalists: Michael Strug, Veronika Benesova, Matthew T. Rätsep, Rodolfo C. Cardoso, Jonathan T. Busada, and Sandra Ruiz.

  • First: Matthew T. Rätsep. Queen's University, Kingston, ON, Canada. Abstract 42.
  • Second: Jonathan T. Busada. Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, USA. Abstract 43.
  • Third: Rodolfo C. Cardoso, D.V.M., Ph.D. Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA. Abstract 45.


2013 Awardees

2013 Finalists: Kelsey E. Brooks, Chang Liu, Genna R. Stodden, and Theodore Wing. Not pictured: Kalyne Bertolin and Ahmed Z. Balboula.

  • First: Chang Liu. National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), Durham, NC, USA. 
  • Second: Genna Stodden. University of Wisconsin–Madison, Madison, WI, USA. 
  • Third: Kalyne Bertolin, Ph.D. University of Montreal, Saint-Hyacinthe, QC, Canada. 



2012 Awardees

2012 Finalists: Kun Zhang, Qi-En Yang, Sule Dogan, Sandeep Pawar, Houssein Salem- Abdou, and Jenna Haverfield.

  • First: Jenna T. Haverfield, Ph.D.. Prince Henry's Institute, Clayton, VIC, Australia
  • Second: Sandeep Pawar, Ph.D. University of Illinois, Urbana, IL, USA. 
  • Third: Qi-En Yang, Ph.D. Washington State University, Pullman, WA, USA.


2011 
Awardees

2011 Winner: Karen E. Racicot.

  • First: Karen E. Racicot, Ph.D. The Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA, USA. Abstract 4.
  • Second: Lisa K. Akison, Ph.D. University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA, Australia. Abstract 7.
  • Third: Mandy L. King. Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL, USA. Abstract 3.


2010 Awardees

2010 Finalists: Alison S. Care, Kylie R. Dunning, Yonghyun Shin, TaeHoon Kim, Heather L. Franco, and Amanda L. Krull.

2010 Finalists: Alison S. Care, Kylie R. Dunning, Yonghyun Shin, TaeHoon Kim, Heather L. Franco, and Amanda L. Krull.

  • First: Kylie R. Dunning, Ph.D. University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA, Australia. Abstract 154.
  • Second: Amanda L. Krull. Washington State University, Pullman, WA, USA. Abstract 156.
  • Third: Heather L. Franco, Ph.D. Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA. Abstract 155.


2009 Awardees

2009 Winners: Jamie A. Le and Y. Sangeeta Devi. Not pictured: Emily Alvino.

2009 Winners: Jamie A. Le and Y. Sangeeta Devi. Not pictured: Emily Alvino.

  • First: Jamie A. Le. University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA. Abstract 182.
  • Second: Emily Alvino, Ph.D. University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA, Australia Abstract 51.
  • Third: Y. Sangeeta Devi, Ph.D. University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA. Abstract 44.


2008 Awardees

  • First: Brandon Lingenfelter, D.O., Ph.D. West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, USA. Abstract 34.
  • Second: Chris Geyer, Ph.D. National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), Research Triangle Park, NC, USA. Abstract 603.
  • Third: Karen A. Schindler, Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA. Abstract 584.


2007 Awardees

  • First: Daniel J. Trombly, Ph.D. Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA. Abstract 278.
  • Second: Denise Archambeault, Ph.D. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, USA. Abstract 508.
  • Third: Catherine Christian, Ph.D. University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA. Abstract 431.


2006 Awardees

  • First: Olga M. Ocón-Grove, Ph.D. The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA. Abstract 151.
  • Second: Koji Toyokawa, Ph.D. University of Idaho, Moscow, ID, USA. Abstract 161.
  • Third: Tracy L. Davis, Ph.D. Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, USA. Abstract 109.


2005 
Awardees

  • First: Chuck R. Greenfeld, Ph.D. University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD, USA. Abstract 121.
  • Second: Yoko Miyamoto, Ph.D. CHUL Research Centre, Ste-Foy, QC, Canada. Abstract 97.
  • Third: Misung Jo, Ph.D. University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, USA. Abstract 49.


2004 Awardees

  • First (tie): Joanna E. Burdette, Ph.D. Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, USA. Abstract 329.
  • First (tie): Armina A. Kazi, Ph.D. University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Abstract 563.
  • Third: Jon M. Oatley, Ph.D. Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, USA. Abstract 593.


2003 Awardees

  • First: Lea A. Rempel, Ph.D. University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY, USA. Abstract 26.
  • Second: Matthew D. Show, Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA. Abstract 56.
  • Third: Tania Fayad, Ph.D. University of Montreal, Saint-Hyacinthe, QC, Canada. Abstract 245.


2002 Awardees

  • First: Kathleen H. Burns, M.D., Ph.D. Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA. Abstract 5.
  • Second: Shannon D. Sullivan, M.D., Ph.D. University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA. Abstract 6.


2001 
Awardees

  • First: Sekoni Noel, Ph.D. Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA. Abstract 4.
  • Second: Wendy Ingman, Ph.D. University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA, Australia. Abstract 5.


2000 Awardees

  • First: James K. Pru, Ph.D. University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY, USA. Abstract 5.
  • Second: Regina D. Horvat, Ph.D. Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, USA. Abstract 2.
  • Second: Sean W. Limesand, Ph.D. Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, USA. Abstract 4.


1999 Awardees
:

  • First: Humphrey H.-C. Yao, Ph.D. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, USA. Abstract 1.
  • Second: Walter Tribley, Ph.D. Washington State University, Pullman, WA, USA. Abstract 3.


1998 
Awardees:


1997 Awardees


1996 Awardees

  • First: Warren B. Nothnick, Ph.D. University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, USA. Abstract 159.
  • Second: Robert S. Viger, Ph.D. Clinical Research Institute of Montreal, Montreal, QC, Canada. Abstract 338.


1995 Awardees

  • First: Kaylon L. Bruner, Ph.D. Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA. Abstract 323.
  • Second: Sheau Yu Hsu, Ph.D. Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA. Abstract 373.


1994 Awardees:
 


1993 Awardees

  • First: Hal C. Cantor, Ph.D. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA. Abstract 182.
  • Second: Richard E. Cutler Jr., Ph.D. Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA. Abstract 180.


1992 Awardees:
 

  • First: Douglas W. Leaman, Ph.D. University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, USA. Abstract 168.
  • Second: Kenneth P. Nephew, Ph.D. University of Kansas, Wichita, KS, USA. Abstract 164.


1991 Awardees:
 

  • First: K. James Tsuruta, Ph.D. Washington State University, Pullman, WA, USA. Abstract 193.
  • Second: John L. Tilly, Ph.D. University of California–San Diego, La Jolla, CA, USA. Abstract 192.


1990 Awardees:
 


1989 Awardees:
 

  • First: Matthew Berria, Ph.D. University of Idaho, Moscow, ID, USA. Abstract 135.
  • Second: Constance Albarracin, M.D., Ph.D. University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA. Abstract 134.


1988 Awardees:

  • First: Milo C. Wiltbank, Ph.D. Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, USA. Abstract 154.
  • Second: James Charles Cross, D.V.M., Ph.D. University of Missouri–Columbia, Columbia, MO, USA. Abstract 153.


1987 Awardees:

  • First: Diane S. Keeney, Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA. Abstract 172.
  • Second: Nancy L. Wayne, Ph.D. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA. Abstract 167.


1986 Awardees:

  • First: Kirwin J. Darney Jr. Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA. Abstract 46.
  • Second: David R. Brigstock, Ph.D. AFRC Institute of Animal Physiology, Babraham, UK. Abstract 167.


1985 Awardees:

  • First: Meredith L. Warshaw, Ph.D. University of Illinois–Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA. Abstract 52.
  • Second: Charlotte E. Farin, Ph.D. Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, USA. Abstract 13.
  • Honorable Mention: Debora L. Hamernik, Ph.D. Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, USA. Abstract 58.


1984 Awardees:


1983 Awardees:

  • First: Hector W. Alila, D.V.M., Ph.D. Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA. Abstract 55.
  • Second: Elizabeth J. Smanik, M.D., Ph.D. Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA, USA. Abstract 5.
  • Honorable Mention: Charles E. Roselli, Ph.D. Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, OR, USA. Abstract 39.


1982 Awardees:

  • First: Diane E. Suter, Ph.D. Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, USA. Abstract 35.
  • Second: Denis A. Leong. University of Alabama in Birmingham, Birmingham. Abstract 44.
  • Honorable Mention: Robert A. Milvae, Ph.D. Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA. Abstract 33.


1981 Awardees:

  • First: Marion C. Usselman, Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA. Abstract 46.
  • Second: Judith N. Schoonmaker, Ph.D. University of California at San Diego, San Diego, CA, USA. Abstract 36.
  • Honorable Mention: Thomas E. Adams, Ph.D. Oregon Regional Primate Research Center, Beaverton, OR, USA. Abstract 5.


1980 Awardees:

  • First: Robert D. Koos, Ph.D. Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA. Abstract 84.
  • Second: Arthur Coquelin. University of Texas, Austin, TX, USA. Abstract 24.


1979 Awardees:

  • First: Gere diZerega, M.D. National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), Bethesda, MD, USA. Abstract 73.
  • Second: Julia A. Jonassen. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA. Abstract 5.


1978 Awardees:

  • First: Eileen Su-Rong Huang, Ph.D. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, USA. Abstract 68.
  • Second: Jamie Y. Jeremy, Ph.D. Washington University, St. Louis, MO, USA. Abstract 104.


1977 Awardees:

  • First: Curtis Chubb, Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA. Abstract 131.
  • Second: James J. Ireland, Ph.D. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA. Abstract 6.

Past Trainee Research Poster Awardees

2019 Awardees:

Pre-Doctoral:
First:
Pascale Robineau-Charette, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Second: Ariane Lalonde-Larue, Université de Montréal
Third: Arpita Bhurke, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Post- Doctoral:
First:
David Landry, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Second: Arin Oestreich, Washington University School of Medicine
Third: Harriet Fitzgerald, University of Missouri


2018 Awardees: 

  • First: Gauthier Schang, McGill University, Canada
  • Second: Ashley Meyer, University of Missouri-Columbia, USA 
  • Third: Diana Monsivais, Baylor College of Medicine, USA


2017 Awardees

2017 Winners: Sweta Ravisankar (1st), Tegan Horan (3rd), and Macarena Gonzalez (2nd).

  • First: Sweta Ravisankar, Oregon Health and Science University, Beaverton, Oregon, USA. Abstract P316.
  • Second: Macarena Gonzalez, Robinson Research Institute, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia. Abstract P129.
  • Third: Tegan Horan, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, USA. Abstract P200.


2016 Awardees
:

  • First: Estela J. Jauregui. Washington State University, Pullman, WA, USA. Abstract 155.
  • Second: Douglas A. Gibson, Ph.D. University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland. Abstract 300.
  • Third: Pramod Dhakal, Ph.D. University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS, USA. Abstract 360.


2015 Awardees
:

2015 Winners: Lan Hai, Ying Yang, Faezeh Koohestani.

  • First: Faezeh Koohestani, Ph.D. University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS, USA. Abstract 482.
  • Second: Ying Yang, Ph.D. University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, MO, USA. Abstract 191.
  • Third: Lan Hai, M.D. Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL, USA. Abstract 671.


2014 Awardees

2014 Finalists: Ying Yang, Won-Hee Song, June-Sub Lee, Pawan Puri, Melissa L. McCallum, Sharon L. Eddie

2014 Finalists: Ying Yang, Won-Hee Song, June-Sub Lee, Pawan Puri, Melissa L. McCallum, Sharon L. Eddie

  • First: Sharon L. Eddie, Ph.D. University of Illinois, Chicago, IL, USA. Abstract 433.
  • Second: Pawan Puri, Ph.D. University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA. Abstract 302.
  • Third: Melissa L. McCallum. Washington State University, Pullman, WA, USA. Abstract 313.


2013 Awardees

2013 Finalists: Won-Hee Song, Soon- Ok Kim, Erica K. Ungewitter, and Linah F. Al-Alem. Not pictured: Elon Roti ​Roti and Jill Bennett.

2013 Finalists: Kelsey E. Brooks, Chang Liu, Genna R. Stodden, and Theodore Wing. Not pictured: Kalyne Bertolin and Ahmed Z. Balboula.

  • First: Linah Al-Alem, Ph.D. University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, USA. Abstract 796.
  • Second: Erica Ungewitter, Ph.D. National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), Research Triangle Park, NC, USA. Abstract 453.
  • Third: Elon Roti Roti, Ph.D. University of Wisconsin–Madison, Madison, WI, USA. Abstract 725.


2012 Awardees

2012 Winners: Niraj Joshi, Charlene D. Young, and Richard A. Jiménez​.

2012 Winners: Niraj Joshi, Charlene D. Young, and Richard A. Jiménez​.

  • First: Charlene D. Young, Ph.D., Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Abstract 451.
  • Second: Niraj Joshi, Ph.D. Michigan State University, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA. Abstract 323.
  • Third: Richard A. Jiménez, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Abstract 206.


2011 Awardees

2011 Winner: ​Kendra M. Hodgkinson.

  • First: Kendra M. Hodgkinson. Ottawa Regional Cancer Center, Ottawa, ON, Canada. Abstract 343.
  • Second: Liang-Yu Chen, Ph.D. National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), Research Triangle Park, NC, USA. Abstract 762.
  • Third: Bruno Prud'homme. Laval University, Quebec City, QC, Canada. Abstract 403.


2010 Awardees

  • First: Dulce Maroni, Ph.D. University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE, USA. Abstract 228.
  • Second: Jessica A. Keegan. University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, USA. Abstract 310.
  • Third: April K. Binder, Ph.D. Washington State University, Pullman, WA, USA. Abstract 391.


2009 Awardees

2009 Winners: Jing Liu, Kathrin A. Dunlap, and Yi Ren.

  • First: Kathrin A. Dunlap, Ph.D. Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA. Abstract 427.
  • Second: Yi Ren, Ph.D. Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA. Abstract 503.
  • Third: Jing Liu. University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, USA. Abstract 553.


2008 Awardees

  • First: Jennifer A. Hernandez-Gifford, Ph.D. Washington State University, Pullman, WA, USA. Abstract 710.
  • Second: Andrew S. Midzak, Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA. Abstract 125.
  • Third: Sarah L. Wakefield. University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA, Australia. Abstract 334.


2007 Awardees

  • First: Ivraym B. Barsoum, Ph.D. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, USA. Abstract 246.
  • Second: Ankur K. Nagaraja, Ph.D., Ph.D. Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA. Abstract 379.
  • Third: Kalidou Ndiaye, Ph.D. Ohio State University, Wooster, OH, USA. Abstract 196.


2006 Awardees

  • First: Christine A. Glidewell-Kenney, Ph.D. Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA. Abstract 421.
  • Second: Gwonhwa Song, Ph.D. Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA. Abstract 378.
  • Third: Xiaoyan Gong, M.D. Magee-Womens Research Institute, Pittsburgh, PA, USA. Abstract 444.


2005 Awardees

  • First: Derek Boerboom, D.M.V., Ph.D. Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA. Abstract T206.
  • Second: Lei Bao, M.D., Ph.D. University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA. Abstract T575.
  • Third: Julia Halperin, Ph.D. University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA. Abstract T746.


2004 Awardees

  • First: Mayumi Oda, Ph.D. Laboratory of Cellular Biochemistry, Tokyo, Japan. Abstract 538.
  • Second: Genevieve B. Wortzman, Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD​, USA. Abstract 241.
  • Third: Sandra Ledoux. University of Montreal, Saint-Hyacinthe, QC, Canada. Abstract 342.


2003 Awardees

  • First: Shu-Zong Wang. University of Missouri–Columbia, Columbia, MO, USA. Abstract 427.
  • Second: James A. MacLean, Ph.D. M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA. Abstract 203.
  • Third: Venkataraman Sriraman, Ph.D. Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA. Abstract 283.


2002 Awardees

  • First: Jessica A. Mong, Ph.D. Laboratory of Neurobiology and Behavior, New York, NY, USA. Abstract 68.
  • Second: Hsiu-Mei Chen. National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan, China. Abstract 66.


2001 Awardees

  • First: Jessica Liu. University of Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada. Abstract 68.
  • Second: Dong Ryul Lee, Ph.D. Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA. Abstract 65.


2000 Awardees

  • First: Jacques J. Tremblay, Ph.D. Laval University, Ste-Foy, QC, Canada. Abstract 58.
  • Second: Timothy McKinnon, Ph.D. University of Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada. Abstract 56.


1999 Awardees
:

  • First: Alice S.T. Wong, Ph.D. University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada. Abstract 7.
  • Second: François J. Richard, Ph.D. Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA. Abstract 10.